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    I have finally been authorized to carry a 1911 on duty. Got my Rock Island and my safariland holster ready to go for the morning. Who else carries a 1911 for duty?
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    Did you have to go through familiarization training and a state certified qualification program to be allowed to carry ?

    When my old department went from Sig's to Glocks we had an eight hour classroom course then range training and state required qualification.

    New gun, new holster, new manual of arms and new breakdown for cleaning were the reasons.

    Liability of course is a concern of the department legal eagles.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is your current duty weapon ?

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    Ought to be interesting to see if you get any stares or slack-jawed looks when people see it cocked & locked on your hip.
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    Back when I used to moonlight for extra money doing security and protective jobs, I carried a Springer LW loaded model, and the last high dollar gun, a Wilson. I used to have a lot of fun just carrying a different guns just because I could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    I have finally been authorized to carry a 1911 on duty. Got my Rock Island and my safariland holster ready to go for the morning. Who else carries a 1911 for duty?
    Let me guess, they gave you one bullet and an extra set of car keys?

    On a serious note...congrats on the 'upgrade'.
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    I carried this Colt in a Safariland 070 SSIII for most of the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Did you have to go through familiarization training and a state certified qualification program to be allowed to carry ?

    When my old department went from Sig's to Glocks we had an eight hour classroom course then range training and state required qualification.

    New gun, new holster, new manual of arms and new breakdown for cleaning were the reasons.

    Liability of course is a concern of the department legal eagles.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is your current duty weapon ?

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    My current duty weapon is a Springfield XDM primarily, but for special events I bring out my Rock Island 1911A1. We had to go through our instructors and requalify, demonstrate our knowledge of taking down the weapon and cleaning it, and then we went through a scenarios course with them. All in all it took about 8 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Let me guess, they gave you one bullet and an extra set of car keys?

    On a serious note...congrats on the 'upgrade'.
    I get one bullet per magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    My current duty weapon is a Springfield XDM primarily, but for special events I bring out my Rock Island 1911A1. We had to go through our instructors and requalify, demonstrate our knowledge of taking down the weapon and cleaning it, and then we went through a scenarios course with them. All in all it took about 8 hours.
    Thanks for the info.

    Good luck with your new duty weapon.

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    Congrats for getting what you want to carry on duty. I persoanlly would want a double stack if i were carrying an auto in an official cpacity, but that is just personal taste. Good for you.
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    Our SO Deputies are issued Colt 1911 in 45 ACP

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    I carry a Sprngfield Loaded on duty, just switched from a Fusion 9mm CCO to a new SIG Traditional Compact for off duty.

    Our local S.O. also issues 1911s, Kimbers.

    I don't know think I could get a RIA authorized, generally depts insist on "name brands" when allowing personally owned weapons, regardless of platform.
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    I enjoyed carrying a .45 ACP for uniform patrol duty the last five years on the job.

    It was a Glock 21 SF not a 1911 style pistol.

    The Glocks gave us 14 rounds in a very easy to shot and maintain weapon.

    .45 ACP Golden Saber 230 grain was our duty load.

    The best part of the whole deal was the department gave me it to me on my retirement.

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    It is a little large to carry concealed in the summer time but does get done on occasion.....

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    My G-23 does most of the EDC duties now.......
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